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Learning disability

Over 1.2 million people in England have a learning disability and face significant health inequalities compared with the rest of the population. People with a learning disability and autistic people across all ages have the right to the same opportunities as anyone else to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect. This includes access to a home of their own within their community, and being able to develop and maintain relationships, and have the support needed to live healthy, safe and rewarding lives.

Delivery areas

Our key delivery areas across learning disability and autism at HEE include:

Further information:

Contact us 

For general enquires about any of the information or work discussed on this page, email the national learning disability and autism team learning.disability@hee.nhs.uk

For all parliamentary enquiries, contact parliamentary@hee.nhs.uk

For all media and press enquiries, contact pressoffice@hee.nhs.uk 

Stakeholder database

The HEE  Mental Health, Learning and Autism programmes are designed to help our healthcare partners train and shape the NHS workforce to improve services and care for patients and users. You can now keep up to date with our work and receive regular newsletters. The newsletter updates will include:

- latest published and forthcoming reports

- consultations, forums, meetings, networks

- online and face to face events

- reference groups of forums developing mental health learning

- latest news, features, and stories

- education, training and learning development opportunities

To receive these updates, subscribe to the mental health, learning disability and autism stakeholder contact list. You can also view our privacy policy.

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